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If you are an entrepreneur working on a hardware or hardware-enhanced solution that focuses on global circular economy challenges, then we want to work with you.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st July 2022 Savant, in partnership with Sibanye-Stillwater iXS, are looking for the next generation of South African innovators disrupting sectors such as greentech, renewable energy, agritech, medtech, and IoT, to join the Sibanye-Stillwater and Savant BUILD programme. The structured incubation programme is... 

CSIR advancing digital manufacturing in South Africa 

30th June 2022 South Africa is a very innovative nation in terms of digital manufacturing, with many technology options available that people may not be aware of, says Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) future production: manufacturing executive manager Dr Ajith Gopal. He stresses the... 

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3 qualities that get young engineers hired

30th June 2022 By Pat van Wyk, Head of People, Culture and Communication at Royal HaskoningDHV Artificial intelligence (AI) is getting closer to creating a computer that’s equivalent in intelligence to human beings. Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts this could be as early as 2029. Elon Musk believes it will happen... 

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Porta Plinth™ Changes the Game of Traditional Pipe Support

30th June 2022 Traditional pipe support cradles made from steel or concrete are heavy and difficult to install. That’s the problem TSS Global set out to solve. To solve this problem, they created Porta Plinth™. The Porta Plinth™ 

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LRQA helps businesses mitigate ever-evolving challenges

29th June 2022 Amid an ever-more uncertain macroeconomic environment, the vast majority of leading global organisations must also navigate exacting stakeholder demands, increasing competition and rapidly changing business conditions, says assurance provider LQRA South Africa. However, the firm emphasises that... 

Join us for an expert webinar on Zinc in engineering for corrosion protection

28th June 2022 The International Zinc Association’s Africa Desk is pleased to invite engineers, designers and specifiers to join its corrosion protection webinar on July 20, 2022, to hear all about zinc in engineering and how effective it is in various coating systems as corrosion protection to steel. 

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What SA Inc needs to do to become a green hydrogen powerhouse

27th June 2022 Attributed to Nadège Hopman, deputy head of the regional representation for Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean at the European Investment Bank A recent visit to the European Union (EU)  has helped South African decision makers clarify what SA Inc needs to do to become a green hydrogen... 

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Sungrow’s Hybrid Inverter plus Storage Solution Will Lead the Next-Level Growth of South Africa’s Solar Market

23rd June 2022 Recently, Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, partnered with Hudaco Energy, a member of the JSE-listed Hudaco Industries group with a history of 130 years, to introduce its hybrid inverter and battery storage solution for residential and commercial segments in... 

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The Real-World Solution to Load-shedding

23rd June 2022 We can all agree that things get interesting once the power goes out. And 99% of the time, not in a fun way. Not having electricity negatively impacts any business or service. 

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Eaton’s xStorage Home, maximising off-grid energy in South Africa

23rd June 2022 Power management company Eaton's xStorage Home is designed to give households peace of mind, by maximising solar PV self-consumption and keeping power on during load-shedding incidents.  

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Industrial cloud can provide intelligent solutions on premise and on site

By: Schalk Burger     22nd June 2022 Industrial companies can use cloud platforms to link their operations to an array of capabilities and tools that support their ability to track, model, predict and make visible a range of performance metrics, as well as to make this data available to all personnel to perform their jobs better,... 

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Musings on the main outcomes from this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba

22nd June 2022 This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, hosted in Cape Town in May 2022, has emerged from the pandemic with a new tangible sense of African cohesion.  

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Timber ticks the boxes as a low carbon, sustainable and versatile building material

22nd June 2022 With the built environment responsible for approximately 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions[i], sustainable timber and engineered wood have the unique potential to decarbonise the built environment both quickly and at scale while supporting urban development, rural economies and... 

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Avoid one key pitfall in construction collaboration

22nd June 2022 The sheer number of teams, tasks, and timelines in construction projects make close coordination vital to a job well done. 

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Strong investment case for country’s mining sector, but issues must be addressed

21st June 2022 There are a myriad of opportunities that can be capitalised on in South Africa’s mining sector and there has been notable progress in improving the state of the industry; however, to further enhance this and attract more investment, it is critical that several issues be resolved.  This was the... 

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Ctrack launches Crystal, a game-changer in Online Business Fleet Data reporting

20th June 2022 Ctrack has 35 years experience in vehicle tracking and fleet management, and during that time, they have developed a variety of innovative solutions for efficient fleet and asset management services. Ctrack is now taking its product offering to new heights by launching its brand new data... 

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Digital manufacturing saves time, money and lives

20th June 2022 The world has gone through rapid transformation, created, in part, by the impact of Covid-19 and the sudden and radical dependance on digital technologies. Parallel to this, has been the ongoing exponential rise of the fourth industrial revolution, ushering in an era of new technologies,... 

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Saving a leading engineering company through business rescue

15th June 2022 Cast Products SA has been under the control of the turnaround team of Engaged Business Turnaround and Chrisyd Advisory Services for five months, after the firms were appointed to manage its business rescue in late January 2022.  The business rescue brought together a team of vastly experienced... 

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Aveva, Digital Industries partnership aims for purposeful industrial transformation

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2022 Industrial software companies Aveva and Digital Industries will invest in and formalise their presence in East and West African markets with the purpose of ensuring that industrial companies, and countries, are competitive, efficient and effective by supporting their digital adoption journeys,... 

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Smart way to make machine interventions safer

14th June 2022 Increase workplace safety with a world-class Lockout/Tagout solution from a single supplier.  

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Minimizing downtime in mining operations with set to spec equipment

14th June 2022 Machine downtime has a major impact on profit and productivity in any mining operation. It is critical that mining companies have access to reliable heavy equipment and machinery 24/7 to achieve their objectives. Described as a duration the machine cannot work when needed, machine downtime has... 

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World’s largest vertically integrated TIO2 Producer, Tronox, donates R3 million towards flood relief efforts

13th June 2022 The Tronox Board of Directors has approved a total sum of R3 million to be distributed to the Solidarity Fund Floods Response pillar; as well as NGO, Gift of the Givers in their efforts of providing the much-needed support in assisting communities who were most affected by the April floods that... 

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Digital technologies can support industries in achieving sustainability, net-zero goals

By: Schalk Burger     9th June 2022 Digital technologies can support industries in achieving their sustainability and net-zero emissions goals. Efficiency is the largest driver of sustainability, but also of profitability, says industrial software multinational Aveva global head of digital acceleration Michele Cacciari. 

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Fired up for the energy transition

9th June 2022 How extracting value from the old and new burners can fuel the energy revolution  When I was approached for this piece on boilers and burners based on our rich history of combustion projects, I reflected on my current vision. Engineering is a  key to converting Africa's rich resources to value... 

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5 ways to start fixing SA’s deteriorating water quality

9th June 2022 By Andi Rweqane, Director of Water at Royal HaskoningDHV Poor water quality in South Africa is putting our health and economy at risk. 

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Hitachi Energy offers grid optimisation, network management solutions for loadshedding

9th June 2022 The current challenge in ensuring sufficient generation capacity in South Africa places the spotlight on innovative new technologies in the energy sector, comments Hitachi Energy Sub-Saharan Africa MD Malvin Naicker.  The increase in the threshold for generation licence exemptions for embedded... 

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ZEST WEG develops a significant manufacturing capability

9th June 2022 Over the past 12 years Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has evolved from being primarily a sales and distribution company to a fully-fledged manufacturer working to the best global standards. In 2010 WEG acquired a majority shareholding in... 

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Local transformer manufacturing at Zest WEG's facility in Wadeville.

Advancing and localising SA’s automotive industry

9th June 2022 Back in 2018, South Africa’s automotive industry directly employed some 110 000 people and contributed 6.8% to our GDP – 4.3% in manufacturing and 2.5% in retail. In 2020, NAAMSA reported that this had dropped to 4.9% due to the impact of COVID-19. 

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Choose your finish with the Superflex non-woven abrasive range 

2nd June 2022 Non-woven abrasives are a three-dimensional web of fibers with globules of resin and abrasives embedded into the network of fibers. Typically, the fibers are nylon or another synthetic material. The abrasive types can range from silicon carbide to aluminum oxide or ceramic alumina. Some of the... 

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Autodesk launches First Step in Your Career initiative in South Africa

2nd June 2022 Finding your first job after graduating is not always easy. Autodesk hopes to help new graduates bridge this gap with their First Step in Your Career initiative, created to support future engineers in the manufacturing sector. This programme was piloted in Turkey in 2021 as a result of the high... 

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Gridspertise for the first time in the African energy market

2nd June 2022 As a Platinum Partner of Enlit Africa, the company will showcase its solutions to accelerate the transformation of the continent’s power distribution sector Overcoming current challenges to foster electrification in Africa 

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Motor Protection – Coordinated Motor Starters

2nd June 2022 Magnet is the largest distributor of Schneider Electric products in South Africa and boasts in-depth Schneider product knowledge and technical expertise. Schneider Electric share their knowledge on Motor Protection, by tackling coordinated motor starters… 

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NDSV’s NEC 3 & 4 FOR NEWBIES TIP SERIES

27th May 2022 Free legal advice may sound like the start of another lawyer joke, yet here we are: we’ve developed an easy-to-follow ‘NEC 3 & 4 FOR NEWBIES’ series designed to see you build – rather than billed – more by the hour.  

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The importance of using OEM hoses in peristaltic pumps

26th May 2022 Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa Peristaltic pumps offer several advantages in their use, as the technology is highly reliable and ideal for pumping “difficult to pump” liquids. Having said that, a critical component in the pump unit’s performance is the hose as... 

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NCPC-SA energy efficiency objectives ‘big opportunity’ to reduce South Africa’s carbon intensity

By: Simone Liedtke     26th May 2022 Considering the economic objectives in South Africa, despite the challenges facing the country, the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) believes there remains a “big opportunity” to reduce the country’s carbon intensity. This opportunity, Department of Trade, Industry and... 

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Attend South Africa’s premier event for the trucking industry

25th May 2022 The RFA Convention is the most prominent event in the trucking industry. Our prestigious, well-supported and much-anticipated event will celebrate its 15th year running in 2022. 

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Earn CPD points by attending the IZA Africa’s technical webinar on Zinc in construction and building

19th May 2022 Join the IZA's Africa Desk for an informative technical webinar where we will focus on Zinc galvanized steel items for use in the construction and building industry. This will include wire, galvanized steel and continuously galvanized sheeting for roofing and cladding.  

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Cybersecurity critical to advance a sustainable energy system

19th May 2022 The energy industry is one of the world’s top three target sectors for cyberattacks. Not least recent events such as the ransomware strike on the Colonial Pipeline, which disrupted fuel supplies to the US South-East, a data breach at Danish wind turbine maker Vestas, and a cyberattack on the... 

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